St. John Fisher - Men's Lacrosse

Head Coach


Head Coach | David Dobbins

David Dobbins was named the St. John Fisher College men's lacrosse head coach following the 2017 season after having previously served as associate head coach since 2016.

During his inaugural season in 2018, Dobbins guided Fisher back to the Empire 8 Championship as the Cardinals earned the second overall seed.  After dispatching of Alfred in the semifinal, Fisher reached the Empire 8 title game for only the third time in the team's history.

Fisher, which concluded the 2018 campaign with 12 wins - its most since 2014, had eight players named All-Conference by the Empire 8 after ranking second in the conference with 215 goals scored.

Before Fisher, Dobbins coached at The Ohio State University from 2009-2014, and held the position of Associate Head Coach in his final season. During his time at the University, he helped coach the 2013 squad to an ECAC Championship and a trip to the NCAAs as quarter finalists. The 2013 season saw the best record in program history at 13-4.

From 2003-2009 Dobbins was the Assistant Lacrosse Coach at Salisbury University where he was named IMLCA Outstanding Assistant Coach of the Year in Division III in 2005. He helped coach Salisbury to National Championships titles in 2004, 2005, 2007, and 2008, while in 2006 the team was a National Finalist. At Salisbury, Dobbins’ coaching record was 121-5.

In 2003, Dobbins was granted an Assistant Varsity Coach position at his alma mater of Webster Schroeder High School in Rochester.  Before coaching, he was a four-year Division I letter winner at Colgate University, where he played Lacrosse from 1998-2001.

Aside from assisting the Fisher Lacrosse team, he is the East Coast Director of 3d Lacrosse, and has aided in directing multiple camps, including The Odyssey Lacrosse Camp in Salisbury, M.D., the Adrenaline High School Shootout in Sonoma, C.A., and camps at The Ohio State University.